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GPT Disks

PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:12 am
by novice
Hello,

Using BIBM to change disk type to GPT, automatically a Microsoft reserved partition is created.
What's up with that??

What if i just want to install OS's other than microsoft's or, use the disk for data?

What's the purpose of this partition and can i delete it without consequence?

Thanks
Bernard B

Re: GPT Disks

PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:05 am
by TeraByte Support(PP)
It's a required partition.
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/dn640535(v=vs.85).aspx#gpt_faq_what_is_msr

Re: GPT Disks

PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2014 1:41 pm
by novice
OK, thanks Paul,

I read the link you provided and can see the necessity of this partition.
However, why the reference to Microsoft? Why not call it Linux Reserved Partition?

Bernard B

Re: GPT Disks

PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:35 pm
by TeraByte Support
You can delete it if you don't want it but there are MS OSes versions which
won't see the partitions if there is no MSR on a GPT partitioned drive.


"novice" wrote in message news:8133@public.bootitbm...

Hello,

Using BIBM to change disk type to GPT, automatically a Microsoft reserved
partition is created.
What's up with that??

What if i just want to install OS's other than microsoft's or, use the disk
for data?

What's the purpose of this partition and can i delete it without
consequence?

Thanks
Bernard B